One. Introduction: Amazonia, Landscape and Species Evolution

  1. C. Hoorn1 and
  2. F. P. Wesselingh2
  1. Carina Hoorn1 and
  2. Frank P. Wesselingh2

Published Online: 1 JUL 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444306408.ch1

Amazonia: Landscape and Species Evolution: A look into the past

Amazonia: Landscape and Species Evolution: A look into the past

How to Cite

Hoorn, C. and Wesselingh, F. P. (2009) Introduction: Amazonia, Landscape and Species Evolution, in Amazonia: Landscape and Species Evolution: A look into the past (eds C. Hoorn and F. P. Wesselingh), Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444306408.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Analysis, University of Amsterdam, Kruislaan 318, 1098 SM Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  2. 2

    Museum of Natural History, P.O. Box 9517, Darwinweg 2, 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands

Author Information

  1. 1

    Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Analysis, University of Amsterdam, Kruislaan 318, 1098 SM Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  2. 2

    Museum of Natural History, P.O. Box 9517, Darwinweg 2, 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JUL 2010
  2. Published Print: 8 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405181136

Online ISBN: 9781444306408

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Keywords:

  • Amazonia, landscape and species evolution;
  • great biodiversity - both aquatic and terrestrial;
  • Amazon system, and its role in the world's climate;
  • geological history of Amazonia;
  • eastern Andes and Amazonia - origin, architecture, stratigraphic and tectonic relationships of geological units;
  • cratonic and Andean-driven depositional systems;
  • Amazonia, highly diverse mammal fauna;
  • new insights and data - Amazonian landscape origin, ecosystems and biodiversity;
  • diverse Amazonian fish fauna;
  • unique and diversity of life awareness in Amazonia

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Motivation

  • A journey through the geological history of Amazonia

  • Outlook

  • Acknowledgements

  • References